17-year-old dies in Centennial Park; Swansea police investigating


SWANSEA, Ill. – Swansea police detectives, the St. Clair County Coroner’s Office, and Illinois State Police are investigating the overnight death of a 17-year-old girl.

According to a police spokesperson, officers were called to Centennial Park along North Belt East around 1:30 a.m. for a person not conscious and not breathing.

Information was provided to dispatchers at the time indicating the teenager had suffered a possible overdose.

Swansea police used a defibrillator to try and keep the young woman alive. Firefighters and EMTs arrived soon thereafter but they were unable to save her.

The 17-year-old’s identity has not been disclosed, pending notification of family members.

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